Jazz In Town: August Days Of Jazz

(Photo: This month we celebrate the 100th birthday of Charlie “Bird” Parker.  From left, Tommy Potter, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane at Birdland, the New York nightclub named after Parker, in 1951.)

This summer, we have enjoyed fabulous jazz at the Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series, Jazz at Chandlerville, and in other locales also.  Experiencing jazz during the pandemic has not come without challenges and careful considerations.  At JazzBuffalo, we have believed in partnering and offering uplifting experiences for the community during the pandemic.  We are doing our best to make sure ultimate safety is provided in outdoor settings.  We have appreciated your cooperation to date and support for the “Keep Local Live Jazz Music Alive” Fund.

In light of additional New York State guidelines on restricting advertised ticketed and cover-charge events and music being performed in a non-dining setting, the fund becomes even more important to enable us to provide opportunities to jazz musicians hurt by such restrictions.

The Jazz at Chandlerville and Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series will continue as music contributing to the entire experience being offered by Thin Man Brewery/Tappo Pizza and the 100 Acres Kitchens at Hotel Henry.  Continuing will give more importance to adhering to the six-feet apart and mask-wearing guidelines.

Featured Events

Jazz at Chandlerville returns to a weekly schedule and we host Ann Philippone and John G. Brady!

Ann Philippone with John G. Brady at Jazz at Chandlerville

Thursday, August 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thin Man Brewery166 Chandler Street
Buffalo, NY United States 
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Jazz at Chandlerville picks up its weekly performances with a special treat of two genuine Buffalo multi-genre artists and legends.  Ann Philippone has been one of the area’s most prolific jazz and blues pianists and vocalists for the past three decades.  She has performed internationally and has been nominated for multiple awards in the region for jazz and blues piano/vocals.  Ann has had a long-term following for her New Orleans-style barrelhouse, boogie, blues, and jazz performances that are uniquely her…

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The Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series will feature two nights of jazz at the 100 Acres Kitchens Patio and offer a food and refreshment stand for those to enjoy on the public south lawn.  (PLEASE NOTE: Following social distance of 6-ft apart and wearing masks are a must!  In addition, we will be limiting groups in the first section of the south lawn to 6 people.  More than that and up to the NYS guidelines of 10 – you must go past the path to the open space of the public south lawn.)

Will Holton at Jazz at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Thursdays

Thursday, August 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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Will Holton is a Buffalo-bred saxophonist who draws inspiration from Jazz, R&B, and Soul artists. An ambassador for the countries largest Juneteenth Festival, he has also performed at statewide music festivals including Buffalo’s Pine Grill Reunion, Rochester’s Roc the Park and Afrikan American Festivals, Syracuse’s CNY Jazz Festival and annual performance in White Plains, NY, and Washington DC. Each year, Holton creates the “Love Cadenza” concert around Valentine’s. Additionally, Will Holton can be found performing at First Night for New…

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The Jay/Sharp-Tet at Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series

Friday, August 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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The Jay/Sharp-tet enjoys performing a collection of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards around the Western New York area. Past performances include the Queen City Jazz Festival, the Northwest Jazz Festival, the Nietzsche’s Jazz Festival, Babeville’s 9th Ward, and at Pausa Art House. Inspired by ensembles such as the great Miles Davis Quintets they strive to approach every tune with a unique interpretation. Jacob Jay is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo State, where he received a Bachelor of Music…

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Check Upcoming Events At JazzBuffalo For Both Live and Live Stream

Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events section of JazzBuffalo.org to learn about the fabulous amount of live streaming jazz available this weekend and beyond.  Go here:

Upcoming Events: Live Stream


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